I began this project of giving readers three or four paragraphs a day of Proust’s novel, In Search of Lost Time, in order to give us all a chance to read the text slowly and carefully. When I read Proust for the first time, I think I raced through it, as if to get to the end was the goal. But of course, it shouldn’t be — its the journey….
I started posting on a FB page called Ten Minute Challenge, in January 2018, after having spent the previous year reading and translating Lucretius’s De Rerum Natura. If you want to catch up — you can go to Ten Minute Challenge — and scroll down until you find yourself at Post 4 (which is when I began to number the posts). You can read your way over to another site a few days ago, which began with Post 107. That FB site is called Reading Proust Project. Volume 1, Swann’s Way Starting tomorrow I will post on both sites,FB and on this blog, and will continue to do so.
You can, if you wish, share posts from the FB site; while this blog is perhaps easier on the eyes. You will also be able to follow this blog, and make comments about posts.
I get up early to read, translate, and post, so if you are an early riser, you might like this as part of your morning routine. I also try to give some illustration from the period. I think it is fine to just start with the here and now. If you keep going, you can always go back to the beginning later.